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Walter Hartmann

Walter Hartmann
Born (1891-07-23)23 July 1891
Mülheim an der Ruhr
Died 11 March 1977(1977-03-11) (aged 85)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–45
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 87. Infanterie-Division
I. Armeekorps
VIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Walter Hartmann (23 July 1891 – 11 March 1977) was a German general of Artillery, serving during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.


  • Awards 1
  • References 2
    • Citations 2.1
    • Bibliography 2.2
  • External links 3




  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 250.
  2. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 368.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 215.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 75.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 48.


External links

  • Walter Hartmann @ Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Werner Richter
Commander of 87th Infanterie-Division
1 February 1943 – 22 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz
Preceded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert
Commander of I. Armeekorps
20 January 1944 – 1 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne
Commander of VIII. Armeekorps
10 September 1944 – 19 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Källner
Commander of XXIV. Panzerkorps
18 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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